It is Lord Sugar's seventieth birthday this year, so the candidates are sent shopping to buy items that mark milestones in his life and career.
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This is not a holiday camp.
This is a business proposition from heaven.
Lord Sugar is searching for a brand-new business partner.
We've got Brexit, but in this process,
I'm the one who decides who's going to remain and who's going to leave.
Competing for his cash...
..millionaire moguls in the making.
I'm not impressed at all.
It was boring, boring, boring.
There was no bloody strategy.
Go, go, go!
It's a prize worth fighting for.
One sec, one sec, one sec.
How can you say you don't know whether it was underminded when you didn't hear the comment?
-It is a bit of an insult.
-I'm not insulting anyone.
Are you putting any input or are you just trying to
stray away from actually making a decision yourself?
12 tough tasks.
Are we going to win this?
One life-changing investment.
You're fired. You're fired.
You didn't follow the money.
For this task, I'd like you to lay on a VIP hospitality box.
..FA Cup corporate clients.
I don't do football events but I do weddings.
Siobhan led the girls...
You're mean to be doing the calculations.
This is ridiculous.
..but team tensions...
We should keep the teams as they are.
-Do you want to swap?
-What do you think?
..sparked a player revolt.
Stop eating the product.
Don't start. Are you girls all right?
No, we'd actually like to sell.
-For the boys...
-Are we going to win this?
..captain Andrew cut culinary corners...
We've ordered seven portions.
But you've got 14 people.
-Are you going to cut them half?
..and supplied second-division entertainment.
# Now the end is near... #
But in the boardroom...
Well, that's your first win.
..the boys triumphed.
Ladies, your first loss.
For the losing team, the arguments continued.
You put me into a corner.
-Joanna was given a final warning...
You keep blaming everybody.
You're going to be the project manager of the next task.
..Elizabeth was caught offside...
And you should've said, "Look, I need some costs."
-..but in the end...
-This is your area of expertise.
-..it was Siobhan...
-A crime, as far as I'm concerned.
..who became the fourth casualty of the boardroom.
Siobhan, you're fired.
Now 14 remain to fight for the chance to become
Lord Sugar's business partner.
-Lord Sugar would like you to meet him at
Northwold Primary School.
The cars will be outside in 20 minutes.
20 minutes, Northwold Primary School.
-Children's entertainment, maybe?
Oh, I hope not.
Hopefully won't have as many arguments now.
Yeah. Got a boy on our side.
We need at least one to two boys to break up all the arguing and to
just get us on track. I think that would really help.
Did you guys reckon we can win again, then?
Yeah, 100%. If they don't change the teams we'll definitely win.
Personally I've had enough of you guys for four tasks.
I'm hoping they pick me to move across.
I can just imagine you arguing with Lizzie and Joanna and Sarah Jayne.
Yeah, James would just argue with everyone.
-You would, man.
-Why would I argue with everyone?
-Because I think you would.
-I would be subtly controlling.
Yeah, no, that's why you'd end up arguing with them.
You can't control them. They're like wild animals.
In the previous task, people have had their own disagreements.
I've got a lot to be thinking about, like the sub team.
Yeah, but when other people have been PMs,
they've had loads to think about, and you've still chosen to
interrupt them and make their life a little bit more difficult.
-And who was that?
-Pretty much everybody.
Did I argue with you when you were PM?
-I'm not getting in an argument.
-Well, I didn't.
Well, don't make that statement.
-The whole point is we don't want to bicker.
-Don't make statements like that.
No, but you can say it how it is. So I've just done that and...
OK, well, it was incorrect information.
Northwold Primary School.
Proud educators of a world champion boxer...
..a rock and roll legend...
..and a Lord.
ALL: Good morning, Lord Sugar.
This was my primary school.
And the last time I was here was 59 years ago,
because this year I celebrated my 70th birthday.
And your task today is all about acquiring nine items
which mark some of the milestones of my life and career.
Now, if you want to be my business partner,
I expect you to be good at logistics and business negotiation.
But most importantly, you need to use your initiative.
Joanna, in the last boardroom I said you are going to be project manager.
Well, you are going to be project manager, OK?
To balance the teams up, James, go and join Graphene.
The team that has spent the least amount of money will win,
and the team that loses, at least one of you will be fired.
I want you to be back at the House of Lords
when Big Ben strikes seven o'clock.
Off you go and I'll see you back in the boardroom tomorrow.
One day to find nine items...
Tottenham Hotspur scarf.
70th birthday cake.
..and buy at rock-bottom prices.
An item made in 1947.
I'm guessing Lord Sugar was born in 1947.
First thing to find...
I'm from London so I'd like to put myself up
-as the project manager for this task.
I'd also like to throw my hat in the ring.
Whilst I'm not au fait with London, I think the keys to this task
is the negotiation. That's something I do every single day.
Well, I worked with Sajan on that last task.
I thought he was dead good, so...
Personally, I'm erring on the side of Sajan.
Yeah, I'm happy with Sajan.
Yeah? OK, good.
So I will be project manager?
Harrison, I would like you to be the sub team leader.
Andrew, you will be joining Sarah and Harrison.
Charles, you'll be coming to my team
because I do know you're strong in your negotiation.
I put myself forward and the team collectively chose Sajan,
based on being born and bred in London.
Now, that isn't a business skill, and I think as the day goes on
we'll get a better gauge as to whether or not he really is
the real deal in terms of leadership.
Placed in charge of Team Graphene...
I will have the overview of the main strategy.
..digital marketing manager Joanna.
Obviously I'm not from round London
so that's not my strong point,
but I do think we should have someone on each team
who knows London well.
I then think we should set a map route and then distribute...
Sorry, can I just...?
-In terms of this meeting, I just really need to keep time.
I'd like to move on, then, to the team split.
Could we have the bricks and mortar on our team, cos...?
Sorry, we just need to prioritise to start off with.
Obviously we do need somebody who knows London
and can gauge how far locations are.
I am from London.
Bushra, I'd like you to be my sub team leader.
Yeah, that's fine.
And on your team I would like Jade and Elizabeth,
and then the rest of us will be on my team.
Elizabeth and Jade are used to undermining and loving to hear their
own voice, so Bushra will be able to just kind of keep a lid on it.
There's enough stress on this task,
I don't need any more in terms of conflict of personalities.
Both teams have business directories and a list of nine items...
-Bricks and mortar.
-Specification, 100 bricks.
..including a retro car aerial...
Isn't that the first thing Lord Sugar sold?
..a monogrammed handkerchief...
Savile Row is where they do sort of special things like that.
..and material fit for a Lord's robes.
-Would it be a fabric or a material place?
It's got to connect to Lord Sugar.
Has he got any connections to that? I don't know.
Is that like doe a deer? Doe a deer, a female deer?
I have a feeling a doeskin is a jacket of some sort.
Yeah, it sounds like.
Yeah, does anyone have any idea what a rugelach is?
-Any ideas at all?
Rugelach is a Jewish food.
It's a sweet bread. You'd find that in Golders Green area,
or Stamford Hill or one of those.
The next item is an Amstrad computer.
The Amstrad computer is not a current model
so it's something that's more antique and collectible.
So it could be quite an expensive item.
On the sub team we've got the handkerchief,
we've got the 1947 item, we've got the scarlet doeskin
and I've also given you the brick and mortar.
Good luck, everybody.
..for Joanna's team, a speedy departure.
They spent an hour discussing the task.
I'm not really quite sure what they achieved, though,
because they've randomly split the items,
They still don't know what two of them are and have no
real idea of where they're going.
-I wouldn't mind...
..we should try doing some that are in the east first.
-But I think we should maybe head there first...
But the thing is, if there's something that's in E right now,
like a bakery or something like that,
very simple, might as well get it.
The bricks and mortar thing,
I think that's possibly because Lord Sugar
has got a massive property portfolio.
There's a building consultation company with an office -
we could possibly go in there and ask the question.
Can you physically see any stock in that?
If there's no stock, do not even bother,
because you need to physically see a big yard
-that has bricks and stuff in it.
Still at the school...
I want the sub team to cover west London,
then they come into the city.
..Sajan prioritises a route.
What we want to do is cover north and come into the city,
and we'll probably find cheaper value for products
from the outside going in.
Sajan did make it quite clear about both teams going to the outskirts
of London where items are cheaper,
but they've only got one day and this is a massive city,
so it'll be interesting to see how he manages.
Harrison's team will be going to get the Amstrad commuter,
the item made in 1947, the bricks and the car aerial.
Would it be quicker to group into themes?
There might be two or three key themes where we can say,
this is typically in east, this is typically in west.
I want to cover the outsides then go into the city
and would like to keep Ross on my team
cos of the analytical skills.
Let's get this done.
I don't know London at all, I've never lived here.
So driving around, collecting stuff I know nothing about
in a city I know nothing about
isn't something I was looking forward to.
For any items not bought, a fine.
Where were we saying we want to start, in west?
OK. Yeah, so, we're going to start west, definitely.
The higher the value, the larger the fine.
We're going to agree on where we try and get this 1947 item first.
A stamp, that would be a good idea.
Hi there, do you happen to have any stamps from 1947?
-Yes, we do.
We're going to give our driver the postcode now.
We'll get to you as soon as we can.
On the other half of Team Vitality...
Should we go pick up this rugelach and possibly the cake?
We've got five places, all of which are fairly central.
..looking for Jewish bakeries, Ross.
Is EC1 anywhere near E14?
I don't really know London very well.
You need to take a step back here
because we're just doing a lot of travelling about...
Guys, I need to interrupt you real quick.
Right there, two stores away from us, is it worth us popping in there?
Yes, can we...? Driver, can we just stop here please?
The supermarket is clearly not a Jewish Kosher supermarket,
it's a Turkish supermarket.
Hello there, I'm Charles.
We're after a rugelach, which is a Jewish food.
Do you do any Jewish food in the store?
No, unfortunately we haven't got any of them.
They're going around like headless chickens.
Charles is Jewish.
He must know that you're not going to get Jewish pastries
in a Turkish supermarket.
This has been a complete, colossal waste of precious time.
OK, guys, we need to get to Hampstead,
it is quite a Jewish area.
We need to go to a bakery because a supermarket
is not specialist enough to sell rugelach.
Also with rugelach top of their list...
I want to check Jewish shops,
clarify whether this rugelach is Jewish.
..but still driving with no destination...
Is Lord Sugar even Jewish?
-Yeah, he's Jewish, definitely.
-Is he? OK.
What is it that your shop specialises in?
-I'm looking for rouge-lack.
We were just kind of presuming that it may have something to do with
-the Jewish heritage.
That's a type of cake.
Sorry. My whole team is excited to find out what it is.
You want a baker that makes it?
Yes. Yes, please.
He's called Volvy.
-Thank you so much.
We're heading to the bakery now.
In terms of negotiation I'll be leading it and I'll be closing it,
so, like, no jumping in or anything like that.
So we just need to make sure that everybody does that.
For 70-year-old Lord Sugar, 70 rugelach.
How much do you usually sell your rugelach for?
We're actually looking for about 70.
Because we're going at such a high volume, would we be able to do it
at around 25p?
Probably the lowest we probably would go is 27.
-We're at 26.
There was only one other thing that we needed, just a birthday cake.
You want a Dutch pound.
Would you be able to write happy birthday 70th,
do the whole lot with the cake for £22?
23, it's fine.
I think Joanna went in there and beat around the bush a little bit
and I thought, "Just go step in,"
and I feel like I done really well there, actually.
Birthday cake and rugelach bought...
You don't happen have to have a Tottenham Hotspur scarf around,
-Maybe. I'm a Tottenham fan.
..James tries for the treble.
We really, really, REALLY need a Tottenham Hotspur scarf.
My one, I don't wear it.
-Maybe at home.
-OK, no problem.
-Thanks very much for that.
I do stand by, James, what I said before about letting people close
and negotiate by themselves just because I want no confusion
-about who's closing.
-Yeah, you closed that one.
No, I know, but in terms of the negotiation and everything,
make sure you don't jump in too soon because obviously that person
needs to kind of own that sale.
Arriving in Hampstead, north London...
Charles, obviously you're Jewish, so build a bit of rapport.
-..Sajan finally finds Jewish pastries.
Hello there. Do you stock rugelach?
Yes, with our own special chocolate inside.
Charles leads negotiations.
-How many would you like?
-70, 70 units.
We're looking also for some sort of cake to celebrate a birthday.
I have a cake for you as well. Instead of £25, I make it for £20.
Less. Come on, we have to get a good price
that works for you and works for us.
-We was aiming, really, for 50 for the two of them.
Can you get down more near that figure?
Just for you guys, yeah. Don't tell nobody.
-Thank you so much.
To the extent there ever was a plan,
I don't believe that Sajan is really following it.
They've come to the outskirts of London to find items cheaper.
However, just look at Hampstead -
it's full of top, top boutiques, expensive shops.
He overpaid for the rugelach and I think that will cost him dearly.
Bakery products bagged...
The scarlet doeskin, we need to find out what it is.
..a mystery still to solve.
Is it something to do with Lord Sugar's lordship?
Like, do you wear a doeskin-type attire to get lorded?
Why don't we call a textile shop, OK?
Just ringing to see if you know what a scarlet doeskin is.
It's a cloth. Can't get the doeskin for a couple of days.
All right, that's been really helpful. Ta-ra, bye.
We've got some good information.
At least we know exactly what it is now so you can go in fully equipped.
So basically, we lot are shopping for Lord Sugar's birthday.
We are literally shopping for Lord Sugar.
Rival Team Vitality...
Elizabeth, we spoke on the phone earlier.
-Hi, Elizabeth, how are you?
-..find an embroidery shop.
-You're after monogramming?
Personalising for Lord Sugar, Elizabeth.
We realistically are just looking for the initials, A-M-S.
What would that normally be, then,
-if it was the hanky and that all together?
However, you can have it all-in for £18.
Is there any possibility you can drop that a little bit?
I can't, no. I'm going to throw the hanky in.
I'm going to do it on an express turnaround for you,
-which usually costs more.
-Could we get it to 15?
Can you knock me a little more off? 12ish?
-I can't do that, I'm afraid, I'm really sorry.
Is there any movement at all?
Not at all, I'm afraid, no, sorry.
This whole task is about sourcing, negotiation and strategy skills.
Elizabeth is just wasting time.
They've only found one item, no appointments in the bag -
just monogram that thing and get out and get on.
Heavily discounted already. This is literally half price.
Could you drop me to 14.50, please?
50p? Are you really going to do me for 50p?
-All right, OK, do you know what?
-Put it there, deal.
I'm just calling to confirm that you sold bricks.
-We do, yes.
-..for Bushra's team, three more items to find.
Do you have a product that's made in 1947?
Got magazines from the 1940s.
The magazine sounds absolutely great.
-Thank you, bye.
We've got bricks in southwest London and then we have the magazine
in southeast London.
We've got to go from there, to there, to there.
We're just crossing London,
we're just taking all of London in in one go.
OK, so what do you suggest, then?
Do you want to not do one of those?
We're not forming a route to work on,
we're just finding places all over London.
Well, in my mind what I was thinking is we go down, we go around,
-we go back up.
-I'm from Nottingham, Jo is from Manchester,
we do not know what London is.
There's a map in front of you.
I'm from London yet I don't travel through London.
I'm in the same position as you are yet I can come up with
constructive ideas rather than me being detrimental.
OK, Bushra. The driver needs direction,
we're still driving around aimlessly.
Where do you want him to go? Lewisham...?
Are you asking me? Are you putting in any input
or are you just trying to stray away
from actually making a decision yourself?
I'm asking you, Bushra, please,
to help me get this guy directed somewhere.
While her sub team squabbles...
I'm actually looking for an Amstrad computer.
..project manager Joanna...
-Yep, I've got one of those.
..hunts for historical hardware.
Could you just put that one aside for us, please?
-OK, thanks, bye.
Well done. Well done!
At least we're en route now for our highest item and anything else
in between we can just figure it out.
Oh, look, boys, they say 1947.
For rival Team Vitality...
-Our budget was really £5.
-We'll meet in the middle at £5.50.
So we're going, obviously, to get these bricks.
..and next item located.
Look where we are, boys and girls.
All of these building merchants.
In west London, Harrison plans ahead.
We can start trying to source the Amstrad.
Try this one. Computer dealer, let's try him.
Hi, I'm after a Amstrad computer.
Yeah, I've got one for sale, but someone's already
called me up this morning and reserved it.
See if we can get it first.
Are we able to come and get it first?
If you get here first, I suppose.
Do you know if they're coming straight to you?
I don't know, I had a phone call about five minutes ago.
About five minutes ago.
I'll just deal with whoever gets here first.
OK. Right, thanks very much, bye.
How far away?
I'd say if it's clear, 30-40 minutes.
What? That is tight, that.
It's really tight and we could be cutting off the other two things.
Obviously it's a bit of a risk,
because what if you get there and it's not there?
I don't recall there being many Amstrads in circulation,
so are we all decided to go and try
and sweep this one under Graphene's nose?
I'm happy to take a risk.
Driver, can we go to Finsbury Park, please?
They've only called her five minutes ago so we've got just as good
-a chance of getting there.
-What's the chances?
They might be in central, they might be in east London.
OK, do we know what kind of postcode we're in right now?
-Is it like...?
-We're in E5.
-OK, we're in E5.
It's by Finsbury Park. We're heading north, aren't we?
The thing is, though, ultimately if we're heading...
Yeah we're heading N.
This traffic is something else, isn't it?
It could be 40 minutes to get back there.
Yeah, it's a gamble, isn't it?
I wouldn't have thought the traffic
would be this heavy at this time of day.
-Look at that, it's gridlocked.
-It looks gridlocked.
What I'm thinking in my head, get that then come backwards,
and if we've got a strategy and we've found the computer,
the aerial, everything else,
and then head to the end location point.
Probably another 20 minutes away if it stays like this, this traffic.
Driver, could you come off here, the next left, yeah?
How far is it?
Honestly, south is me, this is like going up north.
I really, really, really want to kind of emphasise
that this Amstrad computer is very important
because I don't want this to be the deal-breaker of everything.
We're here now, this is Finsbury Park.
Yeah, like, a couple of streets away.
-Hi, is it Katie?
It's got loads of games with it, it's got some books.
What kind of price is this going for at the moment?
Around £120 mark.
We were looking more around the £40-50 mark.
I've got another buyer interested,
so I'd probably see what they said first.
We obviously like this thing, it's really nice,
we want to look to sort of take it away.
Would you take £75?
If you give me 90 now I'll take it.
How about 85?
I got another buyer that I could just call and...
Just a couple of pounds.
-Lovely, thanks very much.
-Thank you, Katie.
Don't suppose you have a Tottenham Hotspur scarf?
No, I've got an old Liverpool one, but no.
Oh, nearly! So near, yet so far.
Finally in north London...
-Hi, it's Andrew. We're just around the corner.
Was wondering if you still had your Amstrad?
I'm afraid the other buyer's been and gone, just.
I'm sorry, I was just about to text you.
-Thanks ever so much anyway.
-Thanks, Andrew, bye.
-Hello, mate, just a quick one.
How are you doing your side?
At the moment we've got a cake, we've got the rugelach,
just need to go get the doeskin,
the handkerchief and a Tottenham Hotspur scarf.
Tell me what you got so far.
Yeah, so, we've got something from 1947.
We had a bit of a nightmare with the computer.
We got there and one minute before we got there it got sold.
The hundred bricks and mortar, have you sourced it already?
We're on our way to somewhere now and, yeah,
we're going to try and get that and get that loaded up. We're not far.
Could we potentially do some swaps?
So you could take on the Tottenham Hotspur scarf,
we could potentially go find the Amstrad computer.
-That's what we're thinking.
-OK, let's do that.
Go get the hundred bricks and then come straight to House of Lords.
Sajan, that's brilliant.
-Speak to you soon.
-Thanks, Sajan, bye-bye.
We're now in the position that we need that Amstrad computer
just simply because if we don't,
we'll get a £50 fine. That is a high...
Plus the value. That is going to be the make-or-breaker here.
I'm a bit annoyed about the Amstrad computer.
There was a clear strategy, that the other team
was supposed to acquire that. Sajan took it on for our team.
I think it was a bad idea, personally.
Now with three items still to source...
We wanted a handkerchief that we could get embroidered.
..Michaela tries to sew up a deal.
These are 15.99 each, and it's the highest quality printing
you'll get in a pocket square.
In our budget, we only actually budgeted for £7.50.
-Meet me at 12.
-Can you do embroidery here?
No, I can't. I can do ten at the lowest.
I think £10 is a fair price, isn't it?
-All right, yeah.
-Just a thought, Sajan,
and I know it would be ideal to have this conversation
outside of this store, so apologies if this is at all rude,
but are we maybe making a mistake by not getting the embroidery done
with the purchase? Because I feel like we're going to pay...
I don't think so because if we went to an embroidery place
that didn't sell it, then we're going to be knackered.
And it's only a tenner.
I think the issue with Ross in a task like this
is he's not made himself want to negotiate,
nobody looks to him as a negotiator,
so Sajan would never put him in that position
and therefore he's not really contributed anything to the task.
We don't stock doeskin. We can get it in three to five days.
..one more fabric to secure.
You've got a sample there, you guys can all have a feel.
Do you know what? Would we be able to keep this sample so...?
The sample is free.
We need one manual retractable aerial.
Two and a half hours remain.
This one is, like, older stock.
£6. Sounds good to me.
For the other team...
Would we be able to take a look at a 1947 magazine?
-..a junk shop.
-Yes. I haven't got any change.
I shall be very kind and not charge you for this one.
Really appreciate that.
Hi. I'm looking for a car aerial.
-For Sarah Jayne...
-Is it for any specific car?
No, no, not really.
It's got to be manual and retractable.
-I can do it for £8.
-Come on, seven. Please!
-Go on, I'll do it for seven.
Thank you very much, great. Thank you.
Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go!
For every item not purchased...
Right now what I'm really worried about is the scarf.
..a hefty fine.
James built such a good rapport with the owner of the bakery
and he did say he's got one at home.
So I don't know whether it's worth just giving him a call, James,
and just saying, "Do you happen to be near home now?"
-He might do you that favour.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. Why not?
-Hey, Volvy, it's James calling again from earlier.
-How are you doing?
You mentioned earlier that you at home had a Tottenham Hotspur scarf.
I was really, really hoping you wouldn't mind us
taking one of your ones off you. It...
I don't have one, I've got a friend who's got one
ten minutes away from the bakery.
OK, brilliant. Thanks very much for that.
Thank you. Bye.
-Get in and get it closed, like, in a minute.
Don't give him that much of a spiel.
For project manager Sajan...
So I just wanted to see whether we could get an Amstrad computer.
..a computer lead.
I do it as a hobby, I have several in stock.
How far would it be for me if I'm coming from, say, Baker Street?
-Baker Street? Cor, you're over west London.
You're probably looking at an hour.
Is there any way that we could potentially meet halfway
to get the computers off you?
Erm... We've just put our dinner on, hang on.
What time would you be looking at?
As soon as possible. It would be really appreciated.
Yeah, OK, then. OK, then.
Let's say we'll meet there within 45 minutes?
-All right, then.
-Thank you so much. Bye.
That's good that we got it sorted.
If we meet him in half an hour, yeah,
are we going to get back to the House of Lords?
Er... We've currently got an hour and 20 minutes to do that.
All of it. Which is tight but possible.
It is a bit of a mile but we have to do it.
On Team Graphene...
I've got a little bit of experience with builders' merchants.
Do you want me to talk to them about building bricks and stuff
-or do you want to do it?
-I think I'm quite happy to go in
and do the best that I can.
Constructing a deal...
My name's Bushra. This is Jade and this is Elizabeth.
All right, mate, how are you?
-So, we are looking for 100 bricks at the lowest cost possible,
we're on a budget.
We need to see what you can do for us and maybe
-meet somewhere in the middle.
-Have you got a skip?
-Is there anything in the skip?
I can do it for £43 including VAT.
-Is that the trade price?
-Yes, yes. OK.
Bushra's deal, clinched by Elizabeth.
Elizabeth is an uncontrollable, unprofessional...
She definitely goes on about pointless things.
Very nice builder man has just let me borrow his boots.
Do I get to keep the boots as well?
At the end of the day, those kind of actions
is not someone that I would class as a professional businesswoman.
All done? Right. Thank you.
Elizabeth, I found it really unprofessional
the way you interjected in my pitch.
May I be allowed to respond, please?
Because you said your piece and now I would like to say mine.
Well, you don't actually own up to what you've done.
You don't say, "Guys, I'm sorry,
"I interrupted him, I looked like a fool."
What you do is you come back and you go,
"Let me speak, let me speak," and I'm actually tired of that.
I've tried to be polite to you, you don't listen.
OK, so I'm asking you now, what would you like me to do?
-And I will do it.
-You just have to be professional.
Timber, building and fencing supplies.
Also in the market for bricks, Harrison's team.
Right. Yeah, they've closed.
OK, so we need a builder's merchants that's near Holloway Road.
Various plumbing and building supplies.
-Let's give it a go.
-Oh, is he shut?
-Shuts at five. It shut at five.
But there's a load of construction guys over there.
Oh, my God! There's a construction site across the road.
Let's get them. Let's see if we can ask them.
Excuse me, fella.
We're looking for some bricks and mortar mix.
-You're not going to get nothing off site.
Is there any way we can get into the shop and do a last-minute deal?
-No way around it and no-one we can talk to?
You can say it as many times but you're never going to get around it.
The Amstrad decision messed us up
because we had the builders' merchant in northwest London.
As Harrison is the sub team leader, I think that comes down on him.
We need to know where you are, so we need to plan ourselves as well.
We're just about to try one more builders' merchants.
-We've had no luck.
-So at the moment you've only got one item.
-We've got two.
-How are you getting on?
We only need to get the handkerchief embroidered and the Amstrad owner.
We spoke to the dealer.
He can come to Canary Wharf within about 30 minutes.
Yeah, you're not going to make it back.
We're going to desperately try and get the scarf, Sajan, on the way.
At least we'll have three of the four.
Just tell them to focus on that.
I think it's a massive risk to get the computer, to be honest with you.
-Such a big risk.
-Yeah, we can't be late, we cannot be late.
We just need to know what the hell we're doing.
This is getting a bit frantic.
No-one knows where we're going or what we're doing.
If you have another suggestion, please throw it into the mix,
because we're all running out of suggestions.
So if you've got one, please, feel free to tell us
because I think we all feel that way.
Relax! Guys, just chill out.
We're going to cancel the meeting with the dealer.
For Sajan, a change of direction.
Hello. We're not far away.
I've got some bad news for you.
We are unable to make it because we're stuck in traffic.
Oh, no, you're joking. We're just coming up to Canary Wharf now.
There's no way we'll be able to get to Canary Wharf at the moment.
-All right, thank you.
Driver, can we start heading to the House of Lords?
It's nearly 5:56.
If we can get in and out by 6:05 I reckon we might just do it.
For one half of Team Graphene...
-..one item remaining.
So, I've got this one. £500.
-No, we can't do that.
-This one's going to be £200.
Is there anything else?
This is also quite expensive but if you give me 50 quid,
-I'll sell you this one.
-20 is the top of my budget.
You can have this for 30 quid.
-Just do 28.
-I said to you 50.
I've gone down because I'm serious. 30 is the last...
If you're going to haggle on £2, I don't want to sell it.
OK, Simha, I think we're going to have to take it.
-Thank you so much.
Let's run. Go, go, go, go. House of Lords.
For the rest of Joanna's team...
Could doeskin be something to do with upholstery?
Or fabric? Is it worth speaking to a fabric merchant?
..one item still to secure.
Yeah, I'm calling just to figure out what scarlet doeskin may be.
It's a textile fabric, yes.
-We have that in stock here.
What time are you open until?
-Until around 6.30.
-Thank you, bye.
Yay! Oh, my God! That blasted doeskin.
I knew that we... Ah, textiles.
I'm just a bit concerned about time because it's now 6:10.
-We've got to get there and get back to the House of Lords.
Joanna, we've 30 minutes to get to the House of Lords and we're just
on our way to go and collect the scarlet doeskin.
We managed to get all of our items.
We had to go a little bit further out to get the scarf.
We've literally just left there.
We might end up being late anyway but we just had to weigh it up,
so I'm saying go for the doeskin.
OK, so we're going to take your lead and we're going to go, all right?
Good luck, team, bye.
We need to be quick.
I mean, in, price, out, bam.
-We have no time to wait.
-Where are you at the moment?
-You're right next to us, mate.
Are you passing the river and the London Eye right now on the right side?
-You're in the car right next to us.
-We're here, side by side.
Half an hour left.
We're on our way and we're looking out for somewhere to get a scarf.
If you miss out on that item you miss out,
-but make sure you get there on time.
If we see a Tottenham fan on the street,
could we not pay for his scarf?
They've not won the league so why would he want to keep it anyway?
This is doeskin.
We wouldn't be able to take one of these pieces with us,
-I'm afraid not.
We have a longer length that you can purchase if you like.
OK, so I think we should, just as a last-ditch attempt,
try Lambert Souvenirs.
I don't think we'll make it.
What if this costs us?
-We run. Shall we bolt round there?
-I think we should go.
-Shall we bolt?
-Let's go quick. Come on.
-Go, go, go!
Go on, Sarah!
Five minutes to go.
They said they were on the bridge. We were also on the bridge.
How are they not here? Doesn't make any sense at all.
How could they have possibly just disappeared in the five minutes
since we spoke to them and they were right with us?
Where have they gone?
Do you reckon they've gone to try and get that scarf?
Come on, go, go, go. Here you go.
Tottenham scarf. Oh, get in!
£11, thank you so much. Thank you.
I made it very clear, just make it here on time.
We don't want to have more penalties.
-Let's go, let's go.
-Go, go, go.
We're about five minutes away.
I hope the other team are late.
If they are late, we will incur the same penalties.
That is literally going to be the difference in
winning and losing this task.
-Two minutes to seven.
-Where are they?
I saw something.
-Guys, guys, guys!
-Come on, run!
Less than a minute, come on, come on.
Come on, come on, come on.
Time is up. BIG BEN CHIMES
7pm, Graphene's not here.
I'm so happy that we got to the House of Lords for the time that
we intended to do so, but the only fear that I have is that
we haven't got all the items.
-Definitely missed the deadline.
-What can we do?
Absolutely just ridiculous traffic. Can't do anything about it.
We made the decision. The only thing is, we just can't judge it now,
we're going to have to wait until the boardroom and find out
exactly what the penalty is.
-Are they just not bothered about the timings?
Oh, just hurry up.
45 minutes after deadline.
I'm really disappointed that we're late.
Joanna hasn't taken time considerations seriously.
I just hope the penalties don't make all our hard work for nothing.
Tonight, back to the house.
Tomorrow, a birthday party in the boardroom.
You can go to the boardroom now.
-ALL: Good morning, Lord Sugar.
Well, this is one of my favourite tasks.
It's all to do with negotiating,
logistics, and the items that I listed in there
had something to do with me.
Anyway, you had to turn up at the House of Lords.
I hope you were quiet cos I didn't want to wake any of them up there!
Let's start with Vitality.
Sajan, you put yourself up as the project manager, right?
-Who was on your team?
Myself, Charles, Ross and Michaela.
Obviously Ross is the more analytical. Charles is...
What was he analysing?
The logistics side and just the operational side of the whole task.
Did you get an understanding of what all the items were?
-So you knew everything?
Apart from the scarlet doeskin.
Charles knew what the ruckawa was.
We found a supermarket so we thought we'd get the rugelach from there.
I knew as soon as we pulled up, to be fair,
that it wasn't the right place to be.
It was a Turkish supermarket, wasn't it?
Rugelach is a Jewish thing. You're Jewish.
What did you think the scarlet doeskin was?
Something they cut off your willy when you was young or something?
But anyway, tell me how you found out what the doeskin was.
Yeah, so I called a store and just asked them what it was.
It's the cloak that we wear in the House of Lords.
Yeah, he said some samples so I just said, "Can we take it for free?"
So you got it for nothing?
Yeah, and we also got a handkerchief
which we planned to go embroider.
We were quite confident we would get it done.
We then received a call from the sub team to find out where they were.
-You were the sub tem leader, Harrison, right?
You had to get the 1947 item...
-That's right, yes.
-..the aerial, the bricks, mortar
-and the computer, right?
-Yeah, we got the 1947 item.
We found a stamp shop.
From there we booked an appointment for bricks and mortar
and while en route were calling around, trying to find the Amstrad.
I've got a map of where you went here.
It looked like you were a sat nav gone nuts!
Like a magical mystery tour.
When we were on our way to the bricks and mortar,
we did get through to a lady and she said that she did have the Amstrad
-but someone was going to be...
-I think she flogged it to them.
Yeah, we had a nightmare with traffic, so that did hold us up.
OK. The scarf, you got a good price, didn't you?
-About 11 quid?
Yeah, so the scarf was right at the end of the day.
We had to take a gamble. We literally had ten minutes left.
But we literally got to the House of Lords
five seconds before the clock chimed,
so that was a nice end to the day.
OK, so, Sajan, you were the project manager.
-Did you get good direction from him?
-I think, initially, yeah.
Maybe it didn't go to plan based on the changes in the day, but, yeah.
-You think you got good co-operation from everybody?
-Lots of energy and lots of hard work.
OK, now, Joanna, I made you the project manager
because it seemed to me that you were kind of
blaming everyone in the past for this and that and the other,
so I thought, well, you'd be the project manager
and you'll have no-one to blame other than yourself, right?
So tell me how your day started, then.
So, in the brainstorm meeting,
I thought it was really important to break the teams up.
I ended up making Bushra the sub team leader.
-And that was including Jade and Elizabeth.
Was there some reason you stuck Jade and Elizabeth into Bushra's team?
Wasn't anything to do with you having a row beforehand,
-in the morning?
-Well, you know,
I do think that morale is important for the team.
All right. So, you set off...
I thought it was so important to prioritise finding out
what the rugelach was,
just in case it was a high-value item.
How did you find out in the end what the rugelach was?
We were quite lucky in the sense that the gentleman we caught
on the phone was really helpful,
gave us a referral of a particular bakery.
Volvy. Yeah, I think we built up a good rapport.
He turned out quite a good friend, didn't he?
He helped us out in the end because I asked him if he had a scarf,
which he said he did.
He didn't have it with him on that day so Joanna said to me
in the afternoon, why don't we call him,
see if he could get us a scarf and we'll go and pick it up?
What did you end up paying him for this second-hand scarf?
-Don't, just don't.
-It was 50 initially.
-They paid 11.
There have been some dodgy expenses handed in at the House of Lords
over the years but 30 quid was ridiculous.
-And the aerial?
-The car aerial was down to myself.
It was £12.99, got it down to £7.
They paid six for their one.
I don't think you pushed him as hard as you could, Sarah Jayne.
Because of the time pressure.
I would say your style is no fireworks, no disasters.
-Down the middle.
Bushra, I heard you were a bit indecisive as a sub team leader.
When you have two team members that are quite hard to get their opinion,
I was trying to engage them.
I just didn't get as much response from them as I would have liked.
May I speak, Lord Sugar?
Bushra and I almost got to loggerheads at one point.
You three were rowing, wasn't you, all the time,
Jade and Elizabeth and Bushra?
We weren't rowing. I gave Bushra...
I strongly advised Bushra at one point
that we needed to direct the driver
and when we went into the builders' merchant,
Bushra was not happy with the way I spoke to the builder.
But I took it on board.
And you finally got to the House of Lords an hour late, yeah,
with your £30 scarf.
It's because we had a phone call and at that point,
the sub team had sourced the scarlet doeskin.
And you bought that bit, did you?
We got it for £5.
You paid for it. They got it for nothing.
It was the scarf and the doeskin that made you late and you actually
ended up paying more for those two items than this team.
Right, enough. Let's get to the numbers, shall we?
Claude, could you please tell me what your team spent?
Vitality spent £82.50.
Well, with some good negotiation, Alan,
they managed to get all nine items for £210.70.
Now, the fine for being late is £100.
With your fine, their total is £310.70.
There were three items that they failed to deliver and that cost them
giving a total of £430.03.
You lost. Again.
£347 worth of fines.
Joanna, what's wrong?
-Tears of joy?
-Yeah. Tears of joy...
Obviously I knew I took the risk with the time
but I was really scared about that. I tried my hardest.
Congratulations on your win.
I'm sending you off to a bar that celebrates the 1940s,
the decade that I was born, OK?
-Off you go.
-Happy belated birthday. Thank you.
Thanks, guys, for everything.
Well, not a great result.
You only got six of your items.
Anyway, you go off and we'll discuss it in more detail
and at least one of you will be fired. OK?
Congratulations on winning your task and welcome to the 1940s.
# Maybe it's because... #
Cheers, everybody. Well done to winning again.
I feel amazing. I feel like my emotions have kind of skyrocketed
and there's an element of relief that now I can justify
some of the things I've done in the past.
# Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner. #
There's been some people in our team that have basically come along
on other people's coat-tails. I think when the teams get mixed up
and the guys who are really strong now mix in with them
they're just going to get eaten up.
We're back, then, guys. Not great.
Going geographically was the wrong move.
We lost a lot of time and then we were chasing our tails.
I'm not to blame for the failure of this task.
If the sub team struggled with their location,
they should be able to make decisions on where to go.
We lost this task on a few fines.
Missing out those two items was a big mistake.
What can you do? What, literally, can you do?
Harrison was responsible for getting the computer.
They didn't get it and it derailed the whole task
and caused the failure.
Unfortunately, we had two high-priced ticket items
and only three of us to do all the calls, negotiate, get everywhere.
Our strategy from the offset was pretty appalling.
It's almost like we set ourselves up to fail
and I think the blame is on Sajan.
-Yes, Lord Sugar?
-Can you send the candidates in, please?
Well, you had to get nine items.
You got six.
What was you doing all that time?
Basically it just wasn't planned correctly from the beginning.
-You go west, we go east.
Cos London is a big place, London's pretty big.
If you fail to plan then it's going to go wrong.
What about your planning, though? You was the sub team leader.
As a sub team leader...
I'll tell you what I did as sub team leader.
We were on our way to get the bricks and mortar and while we were
making that journey, we were still calling people
to see if we could find an Amstrad computer.
Did get through to a lady who said someone had spoken to them,
so we had to make the call.
Do you realise that you were sitting
virtually outside a builders' merchant?
We knew if we hadn't have gone as soon as we spoke to the lady,
there was no chance of getting there.
Do you just talk a good game or what?
You talk a good game but you don't actually do anything.
That's disappointing to hear because that's not at all...
Everything that we spoke about
at the beginning of the day was carried out.
No, no, no, you can't possibly say that.
You missed the bricks and mortar for a start,
so you can't say it was only the Amstrad.
At that point you made a call to us and said,
"Oh, we're going to go to the building merchants."
We didn't realise that you were going to go there
and you hadn't made any bookings or you hadn't even sourced the product.
Should I have known that they couldn't get anything,
I would have left them in charge of still getting...
That's not true, Sajan, because we swapped the football scarf.
That's what we agreed to take on and we got that just before seven.
No, agreed. But that was just simply...
-Hold on one second.
-We told you. You said, "We've got this."
You did say to me, and everyone here in this team
actually heard it, that we need to go to the building merchants.
-We did say that, yes.
-I don't understand.
-That's what I'm trying to say.
-What's the relevance of that, Sajan?
That's irrelevant. You guys took it on.
If I knew you couldn't get to the building merchants
then I would have said to you guys,
"Continue and go and get the computer."
There's hundreds of builder's merchants across London.
I think you must have passed 50 of them
on this round-Britain tour that you went on here.
Yeah, we should have planned it better at the beginning of the day.
You were shopping around for bricks, not a wedding dress.
It's not as if you had to make choices.
Bricks are bricks, right?
With regard to the high-ticket items,
it probably would have made sense to one team take one,
-us take the other.
-Sajan as project manager said,
"We'll take the computer, you go and get the football scarf."
-So you took it back, then?
But he clearly said they'd got an appointment to secure
the bricks and mortar, which is high-value.
-We'll take the other high-value cos...
What was you on this task, Ross?
-What did you do?
I knew that you'd ask me that.
I did, unfortunately.
-I was meant to be leading the logistics
-on the east side of London.
-Meant to be?
Meant to be.
-Did you buy anything?
Were you a waste of space in this task or what?
No, absolutely not. I think ultimately circumstances
meant I didn't really get the opportunity to contribute massively.
So who's responsible?
The fact we didn't get the computer compromised the bricks.
The fact the computer came over to the project management team
compromised the handkerchief...
It sounds like that song There's A Hole In My Bucket.
This thing caused that and that thing caused this
and this thing caused that.
That's what happened. The day unravelled
basically because of the computer that wasn't secured.
The computer is a complete and utter farce.
You found another one and you convinced this guy,
this poor fellow having his dinner at home,
to meet you halfway in Canary Wharf.
Yes, that's correct. We were stuck in a position
where we were stuck in traffic, and to get to Canary Wharf
it was a risk of either going to get that item or coming late...
But it's a high-ticket item, right?
It was, Lord Sugar, but we didn't want to risk
the penalty of turning up late.
But it was a very, very substantial amount
you got fined for that computer.
Charles, you bought the rugelach and the cake.
You go into a Turkish supermarket
and ask them whether they've got rugelach.
Then you went to Hampstead, right?
I agree. We still got the item, though.
I thought the price we negotiated with the cake inclusive was good
and I saw Sajan was happy with it.
It was myself and Sajan who actually ended up
negotiating that price.
Before you start patting yourself on the shoulder,
you paid 50 quid for what the other team got for £23.
You jumped in when I was actually negotiating.
-And the final price...
-You said 65.
No, you said, "Is £65 all right, Sajan?"
-It was myself who jumped in and said, "Our budget is 55."
-It was 55.
No, then Sajan got it from 55 to 50.
Who is responsible for the failure of this task, do you think?
We were given a geographical strategy.
That was the failure of the task,
and therefore, I think Sajan was responsible.
I can't hold the hands of every single person in this team.
You should be able to think on your feet at that point in time and say,
"We need to go to a different location."
-Yes, Lord Sugar?
Can you tell me which two people
you're bringing back into this boardroom?
I'll be bringing back Harrison, the sub team leader...
OK. The rest of you, go back to the house.
Right, I'm going to have a further talk to Claude and Karren
and at least one of you is going to be fired.
So, Sajan, everybody's pointing the finger at him.
He's a good talker.
He talked a good game but actually didn't carry through.
Ross, did he do anything?
I think he's more academic than a doer.
Harrison, this is the third time he's in the bottom three.
He took on the sub team leader role but when it came to it,
it was Sarah who was directing things.
I have to say, he does work hard.
-Yes, Lord Sugar?
-Can you send the three of them in, please?
So, looking at this thing here,
a Japanese tourist who just got off a plane would have worked his way
round London better than you lot.
I believe that was for the sub team
and the sub team leader was Harrison.
All that went wrong is we didn't get to the computer in time.
When we swapped it, I made sure we got that item,
so we got three of the four in the end.
Harrison, with all due respect, when you were meant to get the bricks,
I don't know why you would make a decision to leave those bricks,
-go somewhere else.
-We weren't standing outside the store.
If I was and there were 100 bricks there,
I'm clearly going to pick the 100 bricks.
But the store was just there, wasn't it?
It wasn't like that, Sajan.
Obviously I'm not standing outside a store with 100 bricks.
You were close to it, though.
I wasn't standing outside the store where they are.
You should've had the initiative on your own to go and get those bricks.
Why did you bring Ross back in this boardroom?
I felt maybe Ross struggled. Apart from the sub team leader,
I was looking for someone who maybe underperformed.
I would actually love to know why you think I'm responsible
for the failure of this task because I can't even tie myself
to the failure in any way in my head.
No, but you see, there is an issue there, Ross.
If you do absolutely nothing, then by the letter of the law,
you can't be held responsible for the failure of it.
-But on the other hand,
people who do absolutely nothing are no good to me.
OK, and I agree.
-I was project leader on week two.
-You lost week two.
I am aware that we lost it. My point is that I had put myself
in the firing line and I did demonstrate good leadership skills.
I did demonstrate good timekeeping and logistics.
Who do you think is responsible for the failure of this task?
I think the computer screwed everything up,
so for that reason I'd say Harrison.
Harrison, why should you remain in this process?
Lord Sugar, I think I have proven what I'll do
to make sure our team wins.
I've been picked as sub team leader twice cos I'm loyal,
I will keep control of the team, and that's happened both times.
You may be loyal,
you haven't been successful as sub team leader at all, have you?
No. Well, on the other task, I definitely performed there.
You admit yourself -
Harrison believes his greatest strength is that he's able
to get on with everybody.
I reckon they trust you to be a good businessperson,
but maybe you're not.
I am definitely a good businessperson.
Ross, I've got your CV here.
You say you're usually the smartest person in any room.
What do you mean by that?
-So, statistically speaking, I am...
..very smart, and if you take an average room of people from the UK,
I am usually the smartest person in the room.
-And modest with it also.
And what gauge do you use?
I actually do have the IQ of a official genius,
which I am kind of proud of.
Is that the West Ham supporters club gave you that?
My IQ does sit in the bracket of genius.
You've shown no genius as far as business acumen is concerned so far.
-Do you not feel I performed well in the first four tasks?
You've been in a losing team four times.
Yeah, unfortunately I have.
Statistically, as you would put it, you've not really performed.
Well, I think I have shown that I'm not just a technical person,
-I have a versatile skill set.
-Right, I see.
Sajan, in here you claim your greatest ability
-is to understand and read people.
Well, what did you read in this task?
Lord Sugar, I'll tell you what I am definitely not -
I'm definitely not the most smartest person in this room,
-but I'm probably the most...
-You're not a genius, then?
-No, definitely not.
-Do you think he's a genius?
He may be good at what he does, but I'll tell you what I am -
I'm very hard-working and very passionate at what I do.
Where I've come from, it's been difficult.
My upbringing's been very different.
I'm young, I might not be experienced like these guys,
but there's definitely something that I'll give you,
which is hard work. I'm here to be mentored.
I am still building my confidence
and I've still got a long way to go in this process.
I'll decide whether you've got a long way to go in this process.
Who's responsible, then, out of you three?
-The sub team leader, Harrison.
-You ended up taking the computer.
We took the scarf and we got the scarf,
because I made sure I'd get that scarf.
-I didn't stop until I got it.
we've spoken enough about this now. I'm going to summarise.
I don't want to hear any more from any of you, OK?
I don't particularly care how many people leave today.
Sajan, a project manager is ultimately responsible
for the results of the task,
and here there was a total lack of communication,
a total lack of strategy.
It's very, very poor.
Harrison, you talk well.
You haven't impressed me at all.
You've been the sub team leader a couple of times and not been
And, Ross, the genius - well, maybe you are a genius.
Maybe it is unfair to lay the blame of a task on somebody
that did nothing.
But on the other hand,
I wonder whether you're really made for business.
Having said all that, Sajan,
your explanation of why you should remain here
was not really good enough.
However, Ross, you are a very articulate fellow,
but I believe, and I say this very respectfully,
you are a fish out of water in this process.
And for that reason, I wish you all the best,
but, Ross, you're fired.
Thank you for the opportunity. It was really...
I appreciate the opportunity.
-No, don't, don't.
-You'll dig yourself a bigger hole.
It's early-ish in the process.
You've caught me on a good day.
Go back to the house, the pair of you.
Apologies, Lord Sugar, thank you.
I genuinely do believe Lord Sugar's made a mistake.
I knew this task wasn't the one for me.
I knew I'd be fighting against the tide on this one.
Unfortunately that's why I got fired and it sucks.
I don't think Sajan and Harrison deserve to go.
I'd be devastated if they don't come back.
So you think Ross is the weaker one out the three?
Was it obvious Ross was going?
-I was shocked.
I thought it was me, you or both of us.
There's another five tasks to go
so you better pull up your socks, kids.
Now 13 candidates remain.
Lord Sugar's search for his next business partner...
Your next task is to execute a tour of Bruges.
-..a European trip...
-Olly, olly, olly!
I think I've got my stories mixed up.
..leads to travel chaos.
Quick as we can now. We need to walk, not dawdle.
-No, no, not at all.
Oh, no, we're back where we started.
And in the boardroom...
This was a very embarrassing situation.
There is no way that you are ever going to be
a business partner of mine. You're fired.
This year Lord Sugar celebrates his seventieth birthday, so the candidates are sent on a shopping spree across London to purchase items that mark milestones in his life and career. They have one day to bag nine specific items at the best possible price and must meet at the House of Lords by 7pm.